I think it’s healthy to remember that however nice our yo-yos may be, they’re still just toys, and the goal is to play with them… which may mean they get a bit of “battle damage” in the process. That’s something to be proud of, never ashamed!
So let’s have a contest around that.
Please share this contest URL across social media so lots of yo-yoers can sign up, enter, and have a chance of winning! The URL of the topic is https://forums.yoyoexpert.com/t/contest-share-your-most-beat-yo-yo-win-a-new-yo-yo/294302
Contest is run by me, actual human person Jeff Atwood, and is not sponsored by or related to YYE in any way whatsoever. It’s all me.
Contest will run for 3 weeks, from 10/26/2018 to 11/16/2018
The goal of the contest is to share a picture and story of your most “beat” yo-yo that you’ve played with the most and that you still play with.
Pictures of “beat” yo-yos must be posted in the topic, only one post and thus one entry per person.
There can be multiple pictures in the post, but at least one picture of the “beat” yo-yo MUST be taken with this topic in the background on a monitor or phone screen, so I know it’s a real live picture you personally snapped, and not one copied from elsewhere on the Internet. I am not the boss of you, nor do I want to be, but please only enter yo-yos that you personally own and play with.
If you can include a story about the beat yoyo, what it means to you, and how you play with it… this will be strongly factored into your chances of winning as well. This is not “best picture wins”, this is “best picture AND STORY” wins … so get those writing fingers ready.
I will open this up to worldwide winners, with the caveat that if you live outside the continental US, you are responsible for paying shipping costs. The winning yoyos are indeed free prizes, but I’m only including continental US shipping.
Now about those fabulous prizes
There will be three winners, MOSTLY determined by likes on the post, but also by my personal editorial decision judging the photo and submitted story… which is final and binding. Hey, I figure these are some pretty nice yo-yos you’re potentially getting for free, so I get to pick who wins
There will be three winners chosen after 3 weeks, and the prizes are all mint condition yo-yos:
YoyoFreaks SuperFreak bimetal, Tropic Thunder colorway
OD Kraken, purple/pink/grey splash
44 RPM blues, silver
Entries that do not FOLLOW THE RULES will NOT be eligible, so read carefully before posting! That said, please share a link to this topic wherever yo-yo players congregate, so we can all enjoy some awesome beat yo-yo tales and pics!